Man, 46, in court over alleged malicious damage of N1.1m fence


The police in Oshogbo on Monday arraigned a 46-year-old man, Olayinka Olaoye, who allegedly damaged a house fence worth N1.1 million.

Olaoye was charged before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court  but he pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.

The prosecutor, ASP Abiodun Fagboyinbo, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 22, at Igi Gogoro Oke-Mokin area of Ido-Osun in Osogbo.

Fagboyinbo alleged that the defendant maliciously damaged the house fence of one Mr Oluwafemi Adigun.

“The value of the fence is N1.1 million,” the prosecutor said.

He said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 516 and 451 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

Magistrate F.I. Omisade granted the defendant bail in the sum of one million naira with two sureties in like sum.

Omisade ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and have evidence of tax payment.

Substantive hearing of the case will begin on Dec. 6.